Tweetables: This Week’s Top News That’s Fit to Share

Haven’t been keeping up with your edtech news lately? Fear not! Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top shareable #edtech articles.

5 Skills for Blended-Learning Teachers: T.H.E. Journal’s blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker outline the five skills that will be increasingly important for instructors teaching blended courses.

  • @THE_Journal shares the top five crucial skills for #blendedlearning teachers: http://bit.ly/R1phDr
Students and Parents Debrief on Their First Social Media Summer Program: This week in Edutopia, school principal Joe Mazza of Knapp Elementary school describes his school’s experience in using Edmodo to keep students virtually engaged over the summer, and the insights and lessons students, teachers, and parents took from the experience.
  • Principal Joe Mazza of @KnappElementary shares experience using social media with students over the summer in @edutopia: http://bit.ly/PeHzFA
Salman Khan Writes a Book: The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined: Salman Khan, Khan Academy founder, releases his book this week in which he presents his vision for the future of education as well as his experience in Khan Academy.
  • @SalKhan of @KhanAcademy ‘s book, The One World Schoolhouse, comes out: http://bit.ly/SCrO69
Field Trips Might as Well Be Ancient History: Michael D. Clark writes about how the No Child Left Behind act has caused test prep to dip into field trip time, as many teachers feel extra pressure to prepare for standardized tests. As an alternative, many schools are trying virtual field trips. Are they a viable alternative?
  • Are virtual field trips the same as the real thing? Find out in @cincienquirer: http://cin.ci/R4yfjm
Is Reading Dying or Flourishing in the Internet Age?: In honor of National Book Month, we’re sharing Scott Sterling’s article in Digital Trends, where he writes about the state of reading in the digital age. Teaser: “Technophobes may have hailed the death of the book with the advent of TV decades ago, but studies show we’re bigger readers now than ever.”
  • Is reading dying or flourishing in the internet age? Via @digitaltrends: http://bit.ly/T09OmC

 

Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.